Minority AIDS Initiative

Hinds Behavioral Health Services’ Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Project C.A.R.E. provides outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services to individuals at high risk for HIV and STDs who are living with mental illness, substance use disorder, or a co-occurring disorder. A Project C.A.R.E. Therapist, a Recovery Support Specialist, and a Patient Navigator offer a person-centered approach to help link recently or previously diagnosed minorities living with HIV to mental health services, medical care, and social services.


  • Adults living in Hinds County who identify as a racial, and or ethnic medically underserved minority (racial, sexual & gender minorities, rural communities, & individuals with lower socioeconomic status)
  • Individuals living with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder who are NOT currently receiving treatment
  • Individuals must be at least 3 days (72 hours) sober from drugs and/or alcohol
  • Adults engaging in “high risk” behavior that may increase the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS/STDs and Viral Hepatitis infections

We offer

  • Mental health evaluations & medication management
  • HIV rapid testing & referrals to HIV treatment
  • Psychotherapy sessions (10 to 12-weeks)
  • Case management & linkage to community resources
  • Alcohol and drug use disorder services
  • HIV & mental health education support groups and outreach


  • Improve access to HIV/STDs/Hepatitis screening, testing, and immediate linkage to medical care services


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